Digitalization, which was an ambitious target barely a few years ago, has become mainstream and is moving extremely fast towards becoming the way of life. A primary example of this is the concept of smart cities, which until recently was limited to grand plans but is now slowly becoming a reality. With governments pushing towards smart cities and ushering in a new era of urban planning and development, there are high expectations in terms of the job opportunities such initiatives bring.
As smart cities rely heavily on the technological amalgamation of the different services and facilities being offered by the city administration, it is extremely likely that newer job roles will emerge apart from the traditional ones. Some of the domains and the types of jobs they can be offering as part of the smart city development are:
City Administration: To live up to the expectations that are being set up, it is imperative that the city administration ensures the steady supply of the promised services. Hence, there can be multiple new jobs in the offering like city planner, traffic coordinator, infrastructure planner, budget manager, city policy governor, security experts etc.
Technology Domain: The hallmark of a good smart city is the Internet of Things and the interconnectivity of technology and machines. To ensure that this connectivity is maintained and running at all times, there will be a plethora of jobs like data analyst, infrastructure manager, system specialists, surveillance manager, facility provider, and law enforcer.
Product Development: As technology gains more prominence in day-to-day life, it will become important to come up with products to handle the newer challenges being thrown up with the growth of cities. Thus, jobs like product analyst, product manager and service specialists will become important.
Employment has always been a prime concern of the population, and it is the responsibility of the government to do everything they can to encourage job growth. With rapid growth in multiple sectors, there can be a vast variety of jobs available to an increasingly employable population, which leads to population happiness and a stable economy.